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>> and these five men may spend years behind bars in pakistan. we will explain why. >> live, and in hd, this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m. on your side. >> another sizzling day and more hot and humid weather is headed our way. >> bob joins us with a first look at the forecast. >> it has been a record breaker. as a matter of fact, it is one of the hottest june days we have ever seen. and there have been a few scattered showers coming to washington down in charles county and calvert county. that may bring about a bit of relief. looking to our south, is that hazy, hot look of things. if your friends out at ocean city, even there it feels like 100 degrees because of the
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southwesterly winds. look at the temperatures and a look at the record that was set. in washington, still at the mid- 90s. 100 degrees was the high today. only once before did we go over 100 degrees in june in washington and that is going back to the 1800's. tomorrow will not be quite as hot, but still hot. the relief is on the way. there is that-showers moving to ourself, too. -- there is that line of showers moving to the south, too. >> another scorching day, of course, with people struggling to find ways to beat the heat. that -- a barrett is with us with more on the difficulties of dealing with these soaring temperatures.
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>> 100 degrees in some parts of our area. 100 degrees and some people had no choice but to work outside. if it was not already high enough, it is heated up near the trash facility in d.c. things, on fire under piles of trash. >> it is very -- things caught on fire under piles of trash. >> is very hard on the body here. >> people had to get out on the street here in d.c. and many left because they were told they would be several hours before they go back inside. try welding under the intense summer sun. this man had to dress up as a cardinal for work outside of a bank in arlington, creating plenty of attention. >> i'm thinking he has to be
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burning up unless there is some kind of special ventilation. >> that man did have a cooling vest underneath his costume. he says he only stayed outside in the sunlight for about 45 minutes at a time. pretty smart. >> meteorologist bob ryan will continue tracking the latest development tonight and you can get an update on the forecast round-the-clock act wjla.com. it corrects friends and family are mourning the death of a 16- year-old -- >> friends and family are mourning the death of a 16-year-old. u.s. a passenger in a car that careened into a -- he was a passenger in a car that careened into a tree. >> nathan fiske was just 16 years old, i rise in high school junior and he was robert s. decker's best friend.
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>> he was very good at putting a smile on your face. >> this was on a rural stretch of mitchell wrote in la plata. he was driving when he lost control at a high rate of speed. >> i can see skid marks going down the road, past that corner and another several hundred yards. police believe this car was careening and spain -- and spending for at least that distance. -- and spinning for at least that distance. >> i looked up when i heard him at the mailbox and he just started spinning. >> it there was nothing he could do -- there was nothing he could do, the 16-year-old driver, whose name is not been released. >> you cannot push to them
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enough that they have got to use good judgment and drive safely. >> robert c. decker wants people to remember is friend warmly. -- remember his friend warmly. >> emergency work on the beltway will shut down all lanes in both directions tonight. the work is set to begin at 9:30 p.m. this evening. crews will be removing an overhead gas find attached to the eastbound rocklin road bridge. the department of transportation expects all lanes to be reopened by 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> we are following a developing story tonight. police in toronto have arrested a man at the site of the g-27. he was found with weapons in his car -- the g-20 summit. he was out of weapons in his car. the car was not within the security perimeter, but it was
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near a hotel where the delegation is staying. -- where the french delegation is staying. >> bp said all efforts in the gulf are back on line after an underwater acts that led to a 10-hour shutdown. yesterday, a deep sea robot knocked into the cab and hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the gulf at nearly full force. meanwhile, oil continues to wash ashore on the once pristine beaches of pensacola, florida. >> this is a beach that we have trash, literally, with oil. it is devastating. >> experts say the estimates at wars are that 2.5 million gallons of oil are flooding into the gulf per day. a more permanent cap will not be in place until mid july. coming up, a ride on metro is
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soon going to cost you more. when will the height -- the hike take effect? >> several american men face a decade behind bars in pakistan. a new development in this
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but five men from northern virginia will spend the next decade behind bars for traveling overseas to kill american soldiers. >> scott has more on this bizarre case. >> really, a fascinating one, one that only developed because fastened -- family members of the five were worried about them. they say they disappeared. they contacted local islamic leaders and called the fbi. the men were picked up and soon after, accused of attempted terrorism. >> it is our first look inside the mosque where the man known as the d.c. 5 when to study. today, the group was sentenced to 10 years in a pakistani prison. >> you have no reason to believe anything -- >> no, no.
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one of the -- >> one of the mosque leaders calls a shocking. prosecutors tell a different story. the men, they say, without notice simply left their jobs, homes and families last winter to become jihadists with the intent jim -- the intent to take out american soldiers in pakistan and afghanistan. meanwhile, we talked with family members today and they called the trial a sham. >> she was in shock and sadness. she thought yesterday that they would be free today and found innocent. >> there is no question of their innocence, said one of the fathers. they cannot even kill an ant. they wanted to help orphans. they say they were inspired after watching the movie "the
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kite runner." >> prosecutors insist that the men should have gotten a harsher sentence, a sentiment echoed by some members who said it that 10 years was not enough, off camera. >> it coming up, a trip on the metro will cost you more soon. we will tell you how much. >> and it was a scorching day today. bob ryan has the complete forecast. >> the to blizzard's make a deal with the bulls. or do they -- the wizards make a deal with the bulls. or do they? deal with the bulls. or do they? i speak ♪ (announcer) right now, all over the country, discover customers are getting five percent cashback bonus at restaurants. it pays to get more, it pays to discover. ♪ (announcer) right now, all over the country,
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>> the man who set out to find osama bin laden in pakistan said he is definitely going to try again. jerry falkner was released after he was captured in the woods with a pistol and a sword and night scope equipment. faulkner says he is not giving up his mission.
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>> because people who think it is unrealistic never get up out of the chair to do something with their life. >> metra writers are breaking into the largest fare increase -- metro riders are breaking into the largest share increase in this area's history. they will pay an end -- and 18% increase for rail service and 20% for bus service. this is to cover a $189 million budget shortfall. >> [unintelligible] >> it is not only hot, but hazy. a few lonesome showers out there have helped a little bit. right now out there right now, 87 degrees. but our record, we got up to 100
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degrees, and that has only happened a few times in the month of june. this is the hottest day that we have had not only in the month of june, but going back to 2007 in august. the old record was from 1894. 98 degrees. that is gone. can you imagine what that was like in 1894 without air conditioning? a lot of horses around, too. our low temperature was only 78 degrees. folks on the eastern shore have had some nasty thunderstorms moving through with severe wondered -- a severe thunderstorm warnings out there. this will continue to move to the south and there will be showers firing afup. probably not thunderstorms, but
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maybe some gusty winds. there is that line moving to our south with some nasty storms. temperatures to our south -- richmond right now is 100 degrees. down in raleigh-durham, into the 90's. 97 degrees in raleigh-durham. not quite as hot to our north. this is a great image from the polar orbiting satellite from nassau on saturday here is 250 miles and you can see the oil now. you can imagine what it is like in the gulf and in mississippi. in mississippi, 92 0 dewpoint ad a high of 77 degrees. warm and muggy heat around here
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overnight. high-temperature tomorrow is 90 degrees rather than 100. as we get back into the humidity, we will seize afternoon thunderstorms likely on sunday wednesday and thursday next week, a big change in the pattern. >> the toyota sportster desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers moving you forward. >> that is tonight, right? >> it starts just about 40 minutes from now. the nba draft gets underway at 7:00 p.m. the wizards are trying to take john wall as their no. 1 pick. he is 6 ft. 4 -- 6 feet 4 inches, with eight six-foot wingspan. and he has a high iq.
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and now, 19-year-old john wall wants to grow old with the wizard and help rebuild washington's floundering organization. >> he is a very impressive young man, comes from a great program, outstanding leader. he really understands the game. he is one of those rare players that makes people around him better. >> it has been reported that the wizards and bulls have a deal in place that would bring kirk hundred and the seventh round pick in the draft tonight to washington -- kirk heinrich and the seventh round pick in the draft tonight to washington. heinrich averaged 11 points and five assists this past season. the deal cannot be revealed until after the draft. i asked ted leonsis about it and
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he would neither confirm nor deny it. john eisner beat nicklaus mahoud of france. the match began two days ago. eisner winning its 70-68. a world record in time and score. what does eisner credit the match with? >> i am the happiest guy on the tour. i have a little bit of excess in the stomach area and i knew it was going to come in handy one day. [laughter] it is kind of a reserve tank. >> he is about 6 foot 4 inches, 230 pounds. that is a large man. the italians, four time champions, finished last in the
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group for the first time ever. france and italy are both gone now. two teams from the previous champion chip are out in the first round. we learned that an nfl player from the panthers was playing in a league game, which was forbidden in his contract. and once again, john walsh is expected to be picked by the wizard at 7 -- john wall is expected to be picked by the wizard at 7:00 p.m. tonight. and there's a rumor that they will be trading for kirk heinrich from the polls. -- the bulls. >> general david patraeus went near the universal praise on capitol hill. >> that is right, the patraeus
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appointment has jolted congress from neutral to overdrive on afghanistan. until now, where funding had been stalled. conservatives have been grumbling about the timetable for withdrawal and the liberals were grumbling about funding. but now congress is engaged in a new debate over afghanistan. and there is a war funding bill that has been stuck for months.
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>> [unintelligible] [laughter] >> and a lot of folks to think these extremes become more like it with a changing climate. >> there are some showers and thundershowers in charles county and calvert county. tomorrow, not as hot. 90 degrees, 10 degrees not as
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hot as today. ca
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